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20 Kentucky National Guard soldiers prepare for deployment

January 4, 2022 GMT

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Twenty military police officers with the Kentucky National Guard are preparing to deploy to Kosovo for a yearlong mission.

Soldiers with the 438th Military Police Company based out of Murray are expected to deploy Wednesday, a statement from the National Guard said.

The soldiers are trained in force protection, anti-terrorism, area security and police intelligence operations. They will provide military police liaison officer support as part of Operation Joint Guardian, the statement said.